All Documentaries

    A list of all films and interactive documentaries selected for IDFA throughout the years.

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    Apollo Javakheti

    • Bakar Cherkezishvili
    • 2017
    • 16 min
    • IDFA Competition for Student Documentary, IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs

    In a remote region of Georgia, a teenager plants potatoes, herds sheep and fantasizes about his future trip to the moon.

    Children of Chance

    • Thierry Michel
    • 2017
    • 100 min
    • Masters

    In a Belgian mining town, the descendants of former migrant guest workers get ready for high school.  

    Dreaming Murakami

    • Nitesh Anjaan
    • 2017
    • 58 min
    • Panorama

    Surreal elements enrich this portrait of Mette Holm, who has been translating the work of Murakami into Danish for many years.


    • Paisley Smith, Jam3, NFB
    • 2017
    • 15 min
    • IDFA DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction, DocLab: Uncharted Rituals

    A moving virtual reality story in a world of delicately folded paper, about a Canadian family and their unexpected experience with a Japanese exchange student. On-site reservation required.

    Letters to S.

    • Layla Abyad
    • 2015
    • 12 min
    • Shifting Perspectives: The Arab World

    A Syrian in exile in Switzerland shares her personal impressions of local life in a video letter to a friend in Syria.

    Our Skin

    • João Queiroga
    • 2016
    • 17 min
    • IDFA Competition for Student Documentary

    An intimate late-night phone conversation takes an unexpected turn when the callers drum up the courage to drop their masks.